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Comment Not on eBay (Score 2) 102

Their mobile app rocks and is highly responsive (I mean in the way it provides up-to-date / real-time pricing info on auctions you are watching, not regarding UI design), which is critical when an auction is ending. It keeps people from being chained to a desktop PC, which in and of itself makes it worthwhile.

Comment Re:Very true (Score 1) 2837

And yet, the same media has done the same exact thing with her and Trump during the entire general election -- I'm talking batshit crazy stuff like the NYT constantly posting all over their website Hillary had a 95%+ chance of victory -- and look what happened. I agree that the "polls" conducted by the media are complete nonsense, but how do you explain the difference in outcomes in these two cases?

Comment Re:Hmmm well (Score 1) 2837

Oh, horseshit. I'm no Trump fan, at all, but democracy worked just fine last night -- you are just butthurt about the results. Well, too bad -- maybe your team should run a decent candidate next time instead of trying to coronate a human trash can. Part of the reason that your tribe lost is because people are tired of hearing the kind of hysterical nonsense you are spouting. We've heard the same shit from the hard right for the last eight years and now we get to hear it from the likes of you for the next four. I can already hear you screaming about abuse of executive orders like a little bitch. Grow the fuck up already.

Comment Welcome to the rental economy (Score 3, Insightful) 43

You can't buy your software anymore, you just rent it. That means you can't just pay once and do whatever you want with that license -- you keep paying, forever (way more than you would have under the old "buy a copy of version x" model) and, being that this software is constantly phoning home to Microsoft, can be changed, cut off, etc. at their whim (as well as more easily hacked / hijacked). Adobe, Intuit, and others of the old desktop software brigade are all moving to this model. It's great for them because of the recurring cash flow, but exactly what is the benefit for the end user besides promised "upgrades"? Do we really need another version of Word (God no -- quit changing it and forcing us to re-learn your shitty interface!)? Did Generally Accepted Accounting Principles change that much that a new major version of QuickBooks is required every year? This should be a huge slam dunk opportunity for the open source desktop software community.

Comment Ursula Burns is a trainwreck (Score 1) 171

She is a black version of Carly Fiorina with a dash of "diversity" -- one who did irreparable damage to a once powerful Fortune 500 company, who has a reputation as a liar, who insisted a stupid acquisition with Affiliated Computer Services was the right thing to do, and who is hated by her employees. My God -- I have absolutely no problem with a black woman, but why *that* black woman?

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